The Anti-ESG Movement
Combating the Attack on Sustainable Business & Impact Investing
San Francisco, CA


In anticipation of the forthcoming ASBN 2023 Conference in Berkeley, join the American Sustainable Business Network and Hanson Bridgett for a panel discussion, refreshments, and networking!

Climate and shareholder activists are leading a growing movement for investors to put their money in companies with sustainable business practices or ESG standards- standards that considers how a company is run, the working conditions in its supply chain, its carbon footprint, etc. Investor action has moved business to make changes that align with investor interest in these topics. A focus on stakeholder interests has moved business to adopt net zero targets, DEI, sustainable supply chains, and more responsible practices.

Why then are ESG and sustainable investing and business practices under attack when investing in companies that are forward thinking has also aligned with better risk adjusted financial return? In this session, our panel of experts will tackle this question and what can be done to combat the Anti-ESG movement.


  • Andrew Behar, CEO, As You Sow
  • Janine Firpo, Co-Founder, Invest for Better
  • Kristin Hull, Founder and CEO, Nia Impact Capital
  • Darya Allen-Attar, Financial Advisor, Investing with Impact Director, Lending Specialist, Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

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